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Star Ferry

Many changes have taken place in Hong Kong over the one 100 years, and the Star Ferry has witnessed all these. In addition to a vehicle, the Star Ferry Hong Kong is a tourist attraction, which is a landmark of Hong Kong. The Star Ferry Company opened around 1898 and since then its ferries were busy shuttling between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The Star Ferry now possesses 12 double-deck ferries and there is a cabin on the upper deck equipped with air conditioning in each ferry. On watching, you can find that the names of these ferries have the word 'star', such as Night Star, Morning Star, Gold Star, and Heaven Star.

It is well known that there are many Hong Kong harbours provide service for visitors. As the same as them, there are four routes available provided by the Star Ferry: between Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, Central and Hung Hom, and Hung Hom and Wanchai. Service times and ticket prices vary depend on the different routes. On weekdays ferries operate from about 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. between Hung Hom and Wanchai, and Hung Hom and Central and from about 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. between Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui and Central. As for weekends, these schedules changed. The ticket prices between Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui are the cheapest: adults cost HK$2.20; children and the disabled cost HK$1.30 and seniors are free. On the other three routes adults cost HK$5.30; children and the disabled cost HK$2.70 and seniors are free. It is done to attract more people.

The Star Ferry Hong Kong is a very popular among the local people for its convenient and quick speed. In practice, its ticket prices are the cheapest in Hong Kong; ferries run very frequently; and it takes only about 10 minutes to travel across the harbor. When it comes to the evening, you can enjoy the gentle breeze from the sea and appreciate the world-famous sights of Victoria Harbor as well. Far from the noise and fast-paced life, a ride on the Star Ferry will relax yourself. Now, you can enjoy the most leisurely time in one day escaping from the heavy work.

Accounting of many people’s needs, the Star Ferry Company designed a custom-built ferry to use for tours of Victoria Harbor in 2003. In fact, this ferry is a reproduction of a ferry of the 1920s and features a coffee house and a deck for sunbathing. It has proved to be a very brilliant decision with many tourists enjoying a cup of coffee or just relax while feasting their eyes on the sights of Victoria Harbor. It is so popular among the visitors and even in the locals that you should experience the relaxed atmosphere here if you have a Hong Kong travel.